Speech or talk: to express one's emotions in words.
Words mean little when action is called for.
Have you ever been talking to someone and you just need to say, "SAY WHAT"? You just aren't sure what they are trying to say to you. Maybe you do understand, but you can't believe the words that are coming out of their mouth. Life is full of words and words can either help or hurt. Words can either build up or destroy.
I was in my growth group last night and lots of great words were spoken. I enjoyed listening to others and I also learned. We have been in different places of life and someone said, "what you said was important to me". Words encourages others and words can remain in our hearts too. We also need to be careful the words we say and to make sure we say right ones.
The Bible speaks of giving an account of the words we speak in this life. There comes a time when we stand before God. It's important to speak life unto yourself and others. Never allow your soul to become consumed with negative words, but positive from the Bible and people.
Matthew 12:34-36 (NIV)
34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speakswhat the heart is full of. 35 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. 36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.
I remember a time when I was young and a singing teacher told me never to sing again. I said, "SAY WHAT"? NEVER SING AGAIN and then I cried all the way home. I was trying out for a group to sing at a special event in grade school. I think I might have been 10 or 11 years old. I remember it so clearly. It silent my singing voice for a very long time. Even now, I sing low so nobody will laugh. Crazy how one person's voice over powers lifetime thinking. The Bible says to make a joy noise, and I do!
Philippians 4:13 (KJV)
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
WORDS ~ I WILL SPEAK
Are powerful, they stay in our minds, they guide our lives and plant deep within our souls. I can do all things through Christ. I will become a confident woman or man of God. I know who I am in God and I will not allow the devil to sway me from the truth. The truth is held within a book called, "BIBLE". A roadmap to Heaven and I will stay focus on that. Just like verse 35 above, a good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him!
God is a promise keeper! His word (Bible) full of promises, hopes and guidelines. The Bible speaks of who you will serve. There is good and evil in our land. God speaks of the land we live in. We must look for the good things in life and count blessings.
Psalm 27:13 ~
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Just yesterday, I was complain about a fence my neighbor put up by my driveway. I got the ugly side of the fence. My other neighbor said, "look how lucky you are to have such a great fence". I looked at her and said, "seriously?". I got the ugly side of the fence. She said, "I just wish I had a fence". I realized my words were negative and her words were positive. It immediately changed my view point of the fence. It also changed my view point of my words about the fence and to count blessings.
People watch out lives and we change according to things done to us. We change because of words spoken to us or about us. Let those changes be good ones this day. Look past the words and maybe see the intend of a one's heart. Maybe the person didn't mean things the way there were said. Communication is the key to life in all areas.
Be true to yourself and see blessings. Count them daily and shed some hope with someone this day. It's a new day and new thoughts. Words are powerful and we can't take back some words. Speak good words! My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.